The Turkey Club UK was set up in 2001 to promote traditional standard varieties of turkey.

Turkeys have great characters and they are easy to keep, as long as you do not have too many in a small area. An average garden could accommodate a pair.

Turkeys are native to the Americas and were domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. They were taken to Spain in 1500, and introduced from there to England in 1524. The Black turkey, which eventually became known as Norfolk Black was believed to be the first variety of turkey in Britain. As a species they are facing the threat of extinction or constricting bloodlines, therefore it is important that Turkey Club UK with a growing number of enthusiasts rise to the challenge of helping this majestic bird.